Skip to comments.Trump: I May Run for President if Economy Stays Bad
Posted on 07/30/2011 2:40:45 PM PDT by tsowellfan
Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Friday he'd consider running for president again if the U.S. economy "continues to be bad: and "if the Republicans pick the wrong candidate."
"I would give it very, very serious thought," he told CNBC. "There are so many people wanting me to do it."
The Trump Organization president did not say on which party line he'd run if he didn't like the Republican candidate.
But he said congressional Republicans have a great opportunity to "negotiate a great, great deal, but they cant be weak." He said that any deal to raise the debt ceiling by the Aug. 2 deadline should involve cutting considerable government waste, including repealing the Obama health-care law, which he called "a disaster."
What he doesn't want is a default, he said.
"I dont advocate default," he said. "What I do say is you cant be afraid [of a default]. This is the time to settle the problems of years and years of abuse. This is the time for the Republicans to get the country back on track. The Republicans have the cards, the president does not have the cards."
As he did when he considered a presidential run earlier this year, Trump blamed a lot of the problems in the U.S. economy on "foolish leaders" who allow other countries principally China and the members of OPEC to steal jobs and keep the U.S. over an expensive oil barrel.
"People dont respect us any longer, they dont respect our leaders. With all these foreign countries taking advantage of the U.S., unless somebody addresses that problem were never going to be great again," Trump said.
He also railed against overregulation and federal bureaucrats who, he claims, are "sitting around doing nothing. It's just like featherbedding...It's absolutely sinful."
Trump added, "you have to cut, cut, cut. I see the waste. I do a lot of business with the government and its not fun."
Oh just go away Ross! (I mean Donald)
"Trump part deux"
Too many wives; he is living in adultery along with about 50% of America
Been there, done that.
He was done when he repeatedly used foul language in a public speech.
Donald, stick a fork in yourself, you’re done.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Donald can start by giving us all that incredible information his investigators supposedly dug up on Hussein’s eligibility. Trump’s a clown and his shtick is old and tired.
Oh, great. We get to hear more useful idiot “conservatives” show up on FR and rehash the “this guy has my attention...he’s the only one with the guts to take on Obama” stuff.
It is a sad state of affairs when Obama can make you look like a thin skinned elitist with no management skills.
Not only that, do you suppose he could have a problem with bimbo eruptions?
OMG! no no no no no !
Perry and or Palin and no more, enough is enough. We need to pick our candidate and stop this endless second guessing.
If we were really serious about saving government money we’d nominate Rudy. We’d get a two for one. President and First Lady all in one package.
The Trojan Trump is at the gate. Ready to roll in as Mr. Third Party—after having duped a dangerous number of people to believe that he is motivated against Obama, rather than as the guy who will let him win with 43% of the vote.
I don’t think we need President Combover. Besides, he’ll never release his financials as he promised. The guy is a buffoon.
Yup, that was the exact moment he flamed out. I'm guessing he was a little lit up, but that is no excuse for giving public speeches calling people mother*******.
If you think the Democrat’s plans for taxes are bad, wait until The Donald shows you how he plans to solve our debt crisis through the use of ‘eminent domain’ over your bank account.
“if the Republicans pick the wrong candidate”
i.e. someone that would beat Bummer. Yeah, we get your Perot game Donny. You’ll be handsomely rewarded for this treachery, I’m sure.
I’d rather have someone speak from the heart than scripted tele talk. ‘My muslim faith and 57 states’ spoke by a US president is more offensive to me as an American than hearing mother*******
There will always be people looking to waste their votes on the next Perot. We just have to hope that an equal number of dunderheads on the left are willing to flush their votes down the crappy on the Green party. Maybe Nader will run again!
Can I recommend Harry Reid as your VP, being he’s benefited from all your support in 2010?
If the Republicans pick the wrong candidate — i.e. Romney — then I’m onboard for a third party, whether it’s Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul or whomever.
Remember, 19 years ago, Perot supporters from the Reform Party helped build Free Republic. Freepers are absolutely *not* ideologically tied to the Republican Party.
We get to hear more useful idiot conservatives show up on FR and rehash the this guy has my attention...hes the only one with the guts to take on Obama stuff.
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You know, I have heard that line (or similar) from supporters of at least 6 different candidates/potential candidates on here. I’m beginning to think its a disease.
Trump trumps BO.
Why can´t President George Bush be re elected ?
Stupid question from an european i suppose ?
I would like to see President George Bush at the white House again.a great President who care for the USA and the world.
God Bless America.
I didn’t read it that way - more like taking on the GOP and their weakness when the cards are in their hands.
Trump trumps BO.
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My brain damaged cat could trump BO.
“Plans for building Trump Tower in New Orleans are officially dead”
Published: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 7:24 AM
ALL business are pulling back and some going under. That’s BO’s legacy and, also, his intent.
If "speaking from the heart" includes dropping a bunch of F-bombs and generally making a fool out of himself in public speeches then no thanks.
Trump the clown is nothing but a self promoting buffoon. He is not a conservative, he is a chameleon who thinks he can fool the masses with is over the top antics.
I never said he was a conservative. He’s hardly a buffoon - he doesn’t feed off taxpayers like some ‘do nothing’ politicians. They wouldn’t make it in private business where you MUST produce and do what you are hired to do!
Does this mean the next season of Apprentice has been completed?
Trump is a Red Herring!!!
150 million wives! Yikes. That is too many.
Go fire somebody or put more hairspray on or something, but please go away.
Not this again....
This would just show how the Pubbie party is so entrenched in elitism. You better believe that a 3rd party would rise. Probably not enough to beat Big Ears but then when & where do you draw the line. I've heard for decades with the saying - just wait until next election. I'm done with their procrastination. 1st kick Boner out of the leadership, win the Senate & put primary candidates up against these RINOs. Lose the seat if necessary but DO NOT support a RINO. As these libs have done - it's our way or the highway. Now is our time for the same, whether that upsets the likes of Laura Ingraham, who I've lost a lot of support for because I had her way up on my list. Say No & Hell No to these libs & RINOs.
And Trump will complete his work for Obama.
“he is living in adultery...”
Please explain and document.
1. His first boring wife, among other things, loved parting at night. He just wanted to go home and rest after a hard days work (but she wanted to party the night away).
2. His second wife was caught having an affair with someone else.
Do a little homework.
Trump is not the problem. He’s right. Just as Ross Perot was right before him.
Trump can be neutralized entirely, by one or more candidates putting down their “we are the world” koolaid, and standing up unapologetically and publicly to the “free trade” globalists.
Unless and until that happens, Trump remains a massive potential threat in 2012.
Pretty much the only way I'd even consider voting 3rd party is if I was certain it would replace the Republican party almost immediately. Other than that, no. Like it or not our winner take all system basically allows for only 2 major party's and I'm not going to waste my vote on 3rd party's that can't win and only serve to divide the right of center vote. We don't have the option of coalition government, so if the right of center vote split, and the left stuck together we'd be in danger of even losing elections in deep red states.
Trump is a clown, so I'd never vote for him. And what would the point of a Ron Paul 3rd party run be? We already have a libertarian party. I will say this though, I might make one exception. If the GOP actually nominates Romney and Governor Palin ran as a 3rd party candidate, I'd be inclined to vote for her. As she is my preferred candidate anyway, I am heavily biased in her favor. But my reason wouldn't be just that I like Palin. I am prepared for the fact that I may not get my candidate of choice. The danger with Romney is that he is so counter to the direction conservatives are moving that if he won it might have the effect of blunting the continued emerging conservative revolution. We'd be right back to having defend a RINO President, the way we were when Bush was in office - and the way we would have been had McCain one.
Saw this thread and the old song, “Send in the Clowns” started going through my head.
Washington set a two term precedent; such was his stature that it was informally honored by every President until the massively egotistical Roosevelts same along. Teddy served most of McKinley's term when he was assassinated, and tried to run against his own Party for a third term and failed. His cousin FDR tried and was successful.
After the War the Republicans restored Washington's (correct) belief that one shouldn't aim to be el Presidente for life by getting the Amendment passed.